Submersion Series 1 - Showcase Gallery Dubai


Embrace

Embrace

Turmoil 

Turmoil 

Symmetry

Symmetry


Spotlight

Spotlight

Absorbed

Absorbed

Stimulate

Stimulate

Surface

Surface

Ascend

Ascend


Dance

Dance

Outer-known

Outer-known

To the other side

To the other side

Glide

Glide


Overcome

Overcome

Pursue

Pursue

Waiting

Waiting

Left is right

Left is right

"When you submerge something in liquid, there is always a reaction. It’s a simple replacement of matter, buoyancy, which is expressed through Archimedes principle. Displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way.

 

However, bring a living organism into the equation and you have an entirely different situation. Sea creatures live and breathe in the water, but humans on the other hand, cannot survive underwater without oxygen. The average human being who is confident enough to enter the water, may immerse themself or merely ‘go for a dip.’ Surfers and divers have to adapt to this foreign habitat finding themselves in deeper more uncontrolled waters. When in these situations a number of physical, mental and emotional reactions occur."

Summer lumps


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Ben and Caroline making the most of potentially the last bearable swell this 'season.'

Summer time in the Middle East usually provides lake like conditions and a rapid increase in water temperature. Not only does this form high humidity levels but also an ideal stagnant breeding ground for unwanted stinging jellies. We were fortunate enough to win a few days of northerly winds, pushing some lumps down the Arabian Gulf and onto Emirati shores. In turn this lowered the air and water temperature, kicked up some swell, and swept away most of those shady ass stingers. 

Mind & body


I collaborated with a friend for an exhibition submission. We thought about the mind and body, and how they connect. If you had to cross your arms and sink, at what point would you decide, I'm too deep, I need to re-surface. Then there's a reaction, the mind tells the body to swim and whether you use your arms, or legs ,or both, well that's up to you.  - More to come soon!

I collaborated with a friend for an exhibition submission. We thought about the mind and body, and how they connect. If you had to cross your arms and sink, at what point would you decide, I'm too deep, I need to re-surface. Then there's a reaction, the mind tells the body to swim and whether you use your arms, or legs ,or both, well that's up to you.

- More to come soon!